FOX 47 - Top Stories
The Republican measure would make apologies, condolences or expressions of sympathy inadmissible as evidence in civil court, or in administrative hearings concerning the health care provider's actions.
The Wisconsin Medical Society says the protection would encourage more "frank and full communications between a physician and a patient."
But opponents, including the trial attorneys group Wisconsin Association for Justice, argue the change would make it more difficult for people injured by medical malpractice to bring a successful lawsuit.
The GOP-controlled Assembly passed the bill on a voice vote Tuesday. The proposal now goes to the state Senate.
Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.Tuesday, February 18 2014, 06:04 PM CST
Tonight on FOX 47
5:00pm Two and a Half Men
5:30pm Big Bang Theory
6:00pm Modern Family
6:30pm Big Bang Theory
8:30pm Raising Hope
9:00pm FOX 47 News at 9
9:35pm Modern Family
10:05pm Two and a Half Men
10:35pm Everybody Loves Raymond
11:05pm The Arsenio Hall Show